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Record of historical events

Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion

ROGER FENTON (1819-69)

Omar Pacha (1806-1871)


Albumen print | 19.7 x 14.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2500340

Photograph of Omar Pacha seated on a chair by a doorway facing partly right. He is wearing ornate military uniform and a cap. A sword is resting between his legs.

Omar Pacha was originally an Austrian subject, born in Croatia. He converted to Islam and went to Turkey where he entered the regular army. He served with distinction in campaigns in Syria, Albania, Kurdistan and the Balkans, and commanded the Turkish forces during the Crimean War.

Fenton exhibition catalogue (1855) no. 272
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 19.7 x 14.8 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • Omar Pacha

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)